NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain High School community will mourn Moses Negron at a memorial service this evening.
Negron, an 18-year-old NBHS junior, was one of three people killed in an auto accident on Interstate 91 in Enfield Jan. 21, along with Kerion Rogers, 20, and Taahir Harris, 19.
Rogers was a Bristol Eastern High School graduate and Harris a Southington High School graduate. The driver of the car, Christopher Vega, 20, of Plainville, survived.
Tuesday’s memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Family Worship Church, 1950 Stanley St.
Last week, students and district officials told The Herald what type of person Negron was.
“He was a really funny person, a really straightforward person,” his friend Marco Arroyo said. “Everything about him gave off good vibes. There was no way you could be in a bad mood around him.”
“The students and staff at the Satellite Careers Academy are shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Moses,” said SCA Principal Michael Foran. “He was well liked and respected at our school. His teachers describe him simply as a ‘great kid.’ He will be missed by all of us at the SCA and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
“As former principal of Jefferson Elementary School, I had the privilege of knowing Moses,” School Superintendent Nancy Sarra said. “He was a kind-hearted and friendly boy, who was well-liked by his peers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.”
Saturday night at Bristol Eastern, hundreds of people Rogers touched in his life remembered him at a candlelight vigil.
Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.